I made this cake last month for my friend Carl who turned 30. One of his passions in life are bikes. His wife Sarah asked if I would make a bicycle cake for his birthday party. Of course I said yes. You can find a few pictures of the Heberts in Tandem party on their blog.
Let me start out by saying this cake was intimidating. I wasn't sure how I was going to go about this. I had so many ideas, but none seemed like a viable options. I decided to figure it out along the way.
I started with the easiest part - the wheels. Not much to them.
I went off of the top right picture on the table for a bike reference. I began shaping the structure of the bike.
Covered the cake in fondant
Added in the detail
I like the handlebar grips.
Carl was very surprised when I brought the cake over. Sarah and I kept it a secret. This was my most challenging cake to date. It was worth it though. Happy 30th Carl!
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